Dementia Adviser

Contract Type: Permanent

Location: New Haw

Salary: £11,978 to £12,462 depending on skills and experience

Working Hours: 21 per week

Closing Date: 21 November 2019

Interview Date: TBC

Contact: Tania.Lewis-Vines@alzheimers.org.uk

Dementia Adviser

Reference: VAC1029

Office location:         New Haw community Centre Annexe, New Haw, Surrey

Area role covers:      Surrey

Please note this role will close at 23:59 on the closing date.

Alzheimer's Society is the UK's leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.

About the role

We are looking for an enthusiastic, motivated and highly professional individual who would like to be part of Alzheimer’s Society Dementia Support in Surrey. This is a great opportunity to join our team as a Dementia Adviser, working in the Surrey Dementia Information Hub.

The Dementia Information Hub service provides support to people with dementia and carers, health and social care professionals and members of the public. Our dedicated team provide information, guidance and practical support to help people understand dementia, cope with day to day living with dementia and prepare for the future. The service also supports people to access other services. There may be occasions when attendance at the Memory Assessment Services may be required.

About you

The successful candidate will possess NVQ level 3 (or equivalent) with a good understanding of the needs of people affected by dementia and the ability to work in a manner that facilitates inclusion, particularly of people with dementia, along with an understanding of the need for client confidentially.

You will be speaking to people at all levels across your area so great communication, networking and influencing skills are also essential. You must also have the ability to manage several tasks at once and keep yourself motivated to perform under pressure.

Of course there is more to it – you will also be committed to putting people affected by dementia at the heart of everything we do and strive to work alongside your colleagues in our dynamic and exciting team to make our service the best it can be. 

Good IT skills and experience working with databases is also essential.

Are you someone who can help people maintain their independence, improving their sense of well-being, putting them in more control of their lives? If this sounds like you, we can offer you a stimulating and challenging career as part of our growing services team.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely. All contributing to a strong work life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society. 

You can also visit our Working for Us pages, which give you more information about what it’s like to be an employee at the Society.

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If you’re experiencing problems applying for this role please contact recruitment@alzheimers.org.uk.

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

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